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Scorched tree, Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, 2008

There were thousands of scorched trees in this park, the result of fires that periodically ravage the dry forests of Northern California. I chose only one, an act of abstraction in itself. I further abstract the dead tree by backlighting it, and placing the burned out orb of the sun directly behind its trunk. Its empty branches resemble arms symbolically reaching into the deep blue sky for warmth, and for life itself.

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Phil Douglis13-Oct-2008 03:44
A wonderful interpretation, Shirley. Thanks for being the first to comment.
Shirley Wang06-Oct-2008 08:04
I like this one. Looks like acrobats working up around a pole.
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